Fernando Alonso Returns to Biking Just Days After His Serious Accident

Published 02/22/2021, 6:55 AM EST
SPA, BELGIUM – Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda talks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Only a little over a week ago, the F1 world collectively held their breath when news broke that Fernando Alonso was involved in an accident. However, the initial fear was dissipated when the details and subsequent reports of Alonso’s well-being emerged.

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A medical professional further put fans’ concerns to rest when he said the Spaniard would be ready for the start of the season. And it looks like the Alpine driver is ramping up preparations for just that.

The pre-season tests in Bahrain will commence on March 12. With Alonso having been out of the sport, it’s imperative for him to be in peak physical condition when the season begins. As such, the two-time world champion has begun physical training already. He took to social media to share with fans his first steps on road to recovery.

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Alonso posted two pics. In one of them, he could be seen cycling in order to build up endurance. While not everyone is a fan of seeing Fernando on a two-wheeler, it certainly is quite amazing how quickly Alonso has recovered. Fans will be delighted to see the progress he is making and will look forward to watching him hit the track soon.

Will we see the Fernando Alonso of old hit the grid in 2021?

Although the Spaniard has continued to be on the racing scene since his last F1 race in 2018, it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to replicate the kind of performances that made him so legendary.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Renault Sport F1 poses for a photo with his 2005 F1 title winning Renault R25 and members of the Renault team from the same year during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

At Alpine, Alonso will be in the thick of the mid-field battle. He himself has confessed that podiums may not be a possibility. However, the expectation would be that he can match up to what Daniel Ricciardo achieved with Renault last year.

There is no doubting his talent or legacy. But at 39 years of age, will he be at his physical peak? it seems highly unlikely. But It would be foolish to think that he can’t prove us wrong. After all, it’s worth mentioning that he did top the time charts in the young drivers’ test late last year.

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Will Alonso be able to guide his former outfit to success once again? We shall soon see.

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Ronan Carvalho

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Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College.

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